Brannigan Lab


Welcome, Sreelekha Revur!

Sreelekha (Lekha) Revur, a Masters student in Computational and Integrative Biology, has joined the group.  Lekha is currently deciding among several cool projects!


New Article in Structure

Figure 2 from Carswell et al, Structure, 2015

Research from our collaboration with the Baenziger group has been published in Structure: “Role of the fourth transmembrane-helix in the allosteric modulation of pentameric ligand-gated ion channels” by C. Carswell,  C.M Hénault, S. Murlidaran, JPD Therien, P.F. Juranka, JA Surujballi, G. Brannigan, and J. E. Baenziger.

Postdoc Dr. Reza Salari Releases Chemplore

Chemplore is an easy to use, convenient front end for PubChem and the PDB.  Given a compound name or PDBID, Chemplore provides structures in a number of different representations, including a rotatable 3D viewer and 2D/3D sdf.  Several other features make getting useful information on small molecule(s) straightforward and quick.  Dr. Brannigan’s favorite feature is “Compare” : try comparing 4 inhaled anesthetics.

New Article in Journal of Membrane Biology

New article published in Journal of Membrane Biology, “Membrane Protein Structure, Function, and Dynamics: a Perspective from Experiments and Theory” by Z. Cournia…G. Brannigan…A-N. Bondar. (29 authors)

Dr. Brannigan is a Cottrell College Science Award Recipient

Dr. Brannigan has received a Cottrell College Science Award from the Research Corporation to study the Effects of Cholesterol and Lipid Sorting on Aggregation of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors. (link updated!)

Welcome, Shashank Chavali!

Shashank Chavali, a Masters student in Biology, has joined the group.  Shashank is carrying out atomistic simulations of transmembrane channels.

Welcome, Liam Sharp!

Liam Sharp, a Masters student in Computational and Integrative Biology, has joined the group.  Liam is carrying out coarse-grained simulations of protein aggregation in complex membranes.

New Website!

Welcome to the new Brannigan Group Website!

New Article in J Phys Chem B

New article resulting from our collaboration with the Eckenhoff group was published in J. Phys. Chem. B: “Computational Investigation of Cholesterol Binding Sites on Mitochondrial VDAC” by B. Weiser, R. Salari, R.G. Eckenhoff, G. Brannigan.

New Article in Biophysical Journal

A new article resulting from our collaboration with Dr. Jerome Henin was published in Biophysical Journal:  “A predicted binding site for cholesterol on the GABA(A) receptor” by J. Henin, R.Salari, S. Murlidaran, G. Brannigan.